Photo by Sophia Ragomo
The latest release from Mae Krell is going to make us all feel old, but then we have to remember that we are old. Lines like "But you leave my thoughts on read" aren't exactly written for Gen-X or elder Millennials, but "rest stop" still deserves all of our attention. It's an absolutely striking folk/pop song. "rest stop" is a swirling and captivating track, with a true focus on Krell's vocals. The song builds ever so slightly based solely on the hurt in Krell's voice. The use of keys in the song is particularly strong, giving the song a bluesy feel.
Mae Krell tells the story behind the song:
“I was sad and still processing a really painful friend breakup and just overall not in a great place. In writing ‘rest stop,’ I was learning that sometimes getting healthier and becoming more independent can end in a loss of a relationship. And, as this specific friendship ended, I started to realize that maybe it wasn't as good for me as I thought it was.”
You can watch the video for "rest stop" below. For more on Mae Krell, check out the artist's website.